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Sketches from this week. I’m finding sketching in small format quite hard. Instinct for sketching is to be loose and this definitely isn’t. Thinking of working in pen next week – something about ink is freeing in some way – if you make a mistake you can’t do anything about it. I’ve ordered watercolour moleskines too.

New problem to overcome – I will be at least two months without my art making stuff so need to think how to take a small amount with me. We are going to be travelling for at least three weeks (Texas, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa and then DC), and then a month there before our stuff will arrive and I would like to have some art making things with me to sketch and possibly do some watercolours. Looking at boxes that will hold a reasonable amount of stuff without taking up huge amounts of space or weighing a lot. More research time!
I’ve been reading about how to get representation. What is recommended – build a body of work – that doesn’t mean lots of things on lots of different subjects but one subject, in many different ways. They go on to say to do 12 in the same format of the same subject. Eg id you paint flowers they should be one sort of flower and only one colour of that one sort of flower. Interesting thought, but is it true?

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